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    Rand McNally appoints Dannenbring as CEO

    Rand McNally, a provider of mapping, navigation, and commercial transportation technology, Wednesday announced the appointment of Aaron Dannenbring as chief executive officer. Dannenbring, who has more than 20 years of general management and functional expertise, recently served as chief strategy officer at HERE Technologies. Aaron Dannenbring (Photo: Rand McNally) Dannenbring’s appointment was made by Joseph Roark, chairman of Rand McNally’s board of directors and an operating partner of TELEO Capital. TELEO Capital acquired Rand McNally in October 2020; since that time the company has added key positions and invested in product research and development. “We are excited to have an executive with Aaron’s strategic leadership abilities combined with his significant…

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    TMC report examines adoption of smart trailer technologies

    New technologies have transformed truck efficiency over the past decades, and now it’s the trailer’s turn to catch up. “Trailers are poised to advance in the next 20 years the way tractors have advanced in the last 30 years,” said Technology & Maintenance Council executive director, Robert Braswell. “Understanding the market needs and the available technologies will help the industry advance so fleets can achieve goals for safety, maintainability and readiness.” TMC has issued an 88-page report on the use and adoption of intelligent trailer products, and on June 30 hosted a webinar to discuss key findings. The study was done by eSmartt, which surveyed 12 of the top 15…

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    Three generations pave path of growth

    What’s in a name? An immigrant success story and a glimpse into the darker side of the past. Frank Augello Sr. immigrated to Canada from Italy more than half a century ago. After working for a few years at a couple of large construction and paving companies, he decided to open his own business. Eight Mack tri-axle dump trucks form the backbone of Walton Paving. (Photo: Leo Barros) Why did he choose to name it Walton Paving? “My grandfather came from Italy. It was hard for Italians to get work here. If he named the company after our last name, not a lot of people wanted to hire him,” says…

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    Zylpha Launches ‘Pay As You Bundle’ Software Format For Peppermint CX & SharePoint Online Users

    Press Release New ‘Pay As You Go’ connectors have made legal document bundling faster, more efficient and more affordable for Peppermint CX & SharePoint Online users. For the first time, law firms and legal teams, that use Peppermint CX as their case management system or SharePoint Online as their document store, can now use Zylpha’s affordable ‘Pay As You Go’ platform to create even the most complex court compliant bundles in just minutes. Zylpha For Peppermint & SharePoint Online By using Zylpha’s easy-to-use drag and drop tool set and streamlined, single-view dashboard, Peppermint CX users can access records, matters and data to create court compliant electronic bundles professionally and affordably,…

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    FSC announces conference agenda

    The Fleet Safety Council (FSC) will present its 30th Annual Educational Conference on Oct. 1 in an online webinar format. Registration has also opened for the event. The 30th Annual FSC Educational Conference includes the following sessions: (Photo: FSC) Session 1: Preparation and Planning featuring Mario Da Silva, the corporate risk, safety and security manager at Manitoulin Transport. He discusses cyber security and the critical importance of business continuity. Session 2: 60-minute panel moderated by Michael Derry, senior loss prevention consultant, fleet with Intact Insurance. Derry will lead an expert panel discussion delving into how the pandemic has affected the industry and the outlook for 2022. This expert panel will…

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    NHTSA orders crash reporting

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Tuesday exercised its authority by issuing a standing general order requiring manufacturers and operators of vehicles equipped with SAE Level 2 advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) or SAE Levels 3-5 automated driving systems (ADS) to report crashes. This action will enable NHTSA to collect information necessary for the agency to play its role in keeping Americans safe on the roadways, even as the technology deployed on the nation’s roads continues to evolve.  (Photo: istock) “NHTSA’s core mission is safety. By mandating crash reporting, the agency will have access to critical data that will help quickly identify safety issues that could emerge in these…

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    Trucking HR Canada appoints Faucette as chief program officer

    Trucking HR Canada’s Craig Faucette has been named chief program officer Tuesday, as the organization manages new and expanding programs. Faucette has been directing Trucking HR Canada programs since the fall of 2018 as director of policy and programs. In that time, he has led and delivered on industry HR initiatives including labour market information; workplace harassment and violence work with Labour Canada; top fleet employer program and more.  Craig Faucette (Photo: Trucking HR Canada) As chief program officer, Faucette will continue to lead Trucking HR Canada’s programming, maintaining standards of excellence in program delivery and supporting new program growth.“As Trucking HR Canada manages growing programs, we are proud to…

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    Peel Region to hold vaccine clinic for transportation workers

    Ontario’s Peel Region, a known hot spot for Covid-19, will host a transportation-focused vaccine clinic July 17 and 18. As of May more than 2,000 people with Covid-19 had reported “truck driver” as their occupation, the region notes in a related bulletin. The event will be open to any employees in the trucking, taxi, and bus sectors, as well as Uber drivers. The clinic will run from 1-8 pm each day at the International Centre, located at the intersection of Airport Road and Derry Road in Mississauga. Specific registration information will be shared in coming days. “The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) would once again like to thank the Region of…

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    Edmonton auction secures $70M in transactions

    Ritchie Bros. Edmonton sold more than 8,500 pieces of equipment and trucks for more than 1,200 consignors during its latest auction. Last week’s three-day online event attracted close to 15,000 bidders and generated more than $70 million in transactions, the auctioneer says. (File photo: Ritchie Bros.) Canadian buyers accounted for 92% of the sales from June 23-25, with 56% taken in Alberta, 15% in B.C. and 9% in Saskatchewan. International buyers from locales including Australia, China and the U.K. purchased 8% of the equipment. “We continue to see strong demand for low-hour, well-maintained equipment and trucks,” said Andrew Lutic, regional sales manager. “It’s the beginning of construction season here in…

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    FLO Components gets Lincoln’s top distributor honor

    FLO Components last week received the SKF Lubrication Management, Lincoln Distinguished Distributor Award for 2020. The award is presented annually for outstanding sales performance to one or two distributors in North America. FLO, a Mississauga, Ont.-based greasing solutions company has been the leading distributor for Lincoln in Ontario since 1977 and has been previously recognized with this award in 1999, 2002, 2005, 2007, 2010 and 2017. Bert Nyenhuis, right, presented the award to Chris Deckert and Mike Deckert, left. (Photo: FLO Components) The award was presented to FLO’s president, Chris Deckert and vice-president, Mike Deckert by SKF Lubrication management, Ontario district manager, Bert Nyenhuis.  Nyenhuis said, “In my decades of working…